Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Late Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell: 'He Is Amazing'

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There's no shortage of people whose lives Chris Cornell touched.

Jeremy Renner was promoting his new film, Wild River, on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, when he also took a moment to open up about the late Soundgarden singer, who committed suicide at age 52 in May.

"He is amazing," the 46-year-old actor shared, explaining how he crossed paths with the rock legend through Josh Brolin and Andrew Michael Cooper. "Through friends of mine, I've known him for a bit."

WATCH: Chris Cornell's Wife Opens Up About Singer's Death and Their Last Moments Together

"I was just glad to have any experience with Chris," Renner added.

Himself a musician, Renner admitted that he would have been too awestruck to ever have a jam session with Cornell.

"He was one of the reasons why I never wanted to be a singer because that voice that he had was...I almost hate the guy," Renner explained.

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"You just kind of get saddened by stuff like that," he said of coping with loss. "And try to learn and grow from those experiences."

Wind River is out Aug. 4.

Watch below to see how more stars mourned the loss of Cornell.

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